‘NAMGIS FIRST NATION Job Opportunity
Fish Culture Technician/Nightwatchman (Non-swim)
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Gwa’ni Hatchery Manager, assist hatchery staff in the capture, collection, sorting and spawning of eggs from brood stock. Under the direction of the Hatchery Manager, participate in the fertilization, the care of eggs and the security of the hatchery. Adult assessment of various salmon and lake fertilization are other activities assigned as well as preparation and care of all equipment for all fish culture programs and activities.
REPORTS TO: Gwa’ni Hatchery Manager
- Positively represent ‘Namgis to members and the outside world in all activities. Participate fully in the operation of daily fish culture programs and activities.
- Engages in the brood stock collection, sorting, spawning and egg takes.
- Under supervision fertilizes eggs and assists in the planting and record keeping.
- Assist in the egg sampling, fertilization, planting of the eggs into incubators, and related work for the duration of the hatchery activities related to raising salmon from brood stock capture to release of fry.
- Responsible for Thermal marking of Chinook and Chum eggs. This entails switching water from warm to cold and vice versa for different incubators.
- Measures and performs chemical treatment of eggs for control of fungus and parasites.
- Performs stand-by duties, requiring independent initiation of correct responses pertaining to fish culture and the physical plant, in emergency duties (power outages).
- Maintain high standard of quality control of all phases of fish culture to ensure optimum health and preservation of the available stock.
- Ensures all hatchery facilities, residence, vehicles, boats are kept in a clean, well-organized operational order.
- Participates in the proper maintenance of buildings and safe use of equipment on all facility sites including operation of incubation boxes, rearing facilities, pump houses, aeration tower, alarm monitoring devices, and emergency backup equipment and water valves and drains.
- Responsible for knowing and understanding the alarms and alarm panel to troubleshoot any problems.
- Responsible for knowing how to start the appropriate pumps to replace the failed pump and knowing which valves need opening and closing.
- Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Ability to work in challenging marine and wilderness environments in a safe and efficient manner
- Reliable and Hardworking.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Grade 8 or equivalent
- Some knowledge of salmon and their life cycles.
- Some knowledge of Brood Stock collection
- Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
UNUSUAL JOB FEATURES:
- Various duties that include strenuous manual labour
- Irregular work hours which may include overnight, weekends and statutory holidays.
- Extensive outdoor work
- May work in or near swift waters
- Tasks often include travel by ferry and truck/boat to work site or as part of activities
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to: Terrance.Alfred@namgis.bc.ca
The position will remain open until filled.